Latest Rod Rosenstein News

Trump erupts after special counsel says he's not exonerated

May. 30, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller's motives on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump's repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice. The president also offered mixed messages on Russia's efforts to...

The Latest: Barr: Mueller could have decided on obstruction

May. 30, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says special counsel Robert Mueller could have reached a decision on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Barr says in an interview with "CBS This Morning"...

Barr in Alaska to talk Native violence, not Mueller remarks

May. 29, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tribal representatives in Alaska told U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday that rural Alaska Natives suffer from multiple public safety problems, including no law enforcement presence in multiple villages, substance abuse and alarmingly high rates of violence and sexual...

Mueller declares his Russia report did not exonerate Trump

May. 29, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was "not an option" because of federal rules, but he used his first public remarks on the Russia investigation to emphasize that he did not exonerate the president. "If we had had confidence...

Senate confirms Trump official as Justice Department deputy

May. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general, the second-ranking official at the Justice Department. The vote was 52-45. Rosen replaces Rod Rosenstein, who left the department last week. Rosentein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and had overseen his...

Rosenstein: Russia probe justified, closing it wasn't option

May. 13, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference was "justified," that he would have never allowed anyone to interfere with it and that closing it had not been an option. He also took...

Police: Slain woman had 2 husbands, including African actor

May. 13, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A woman who was recently shot to death in a brazen daytime attack outside Washington was married to two men, authorities say. One is a well-known actor from west Africa. The other is a convicted cocaine trafficker who was described as a "major Baltimore drug dealer" before going to...

Hundreds gather at ceremony to bid farewell to Rosenstein

May. 9, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered Thursday to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, capping a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump. Attorney General William Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were among the speakers,...

Pelosi pledges methodical action on 'constitutional crisis'

May. 9, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the country faces a "constitutional crisis" over President Donald Trump's resistance to congressional investigation, and she promised a methodical, if lengthy, effort to pursue oversight of the White House. Pelosi made no promise for a swift House...

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating Trump dispute

May. 8, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report. The vote capped a day of...